Coral Reefs (film)

Coral Reefs (French title: Le Récif de corail) is a 1939 French language motion picture adventure drama directed by Maurice Gleize. The screenplay was written by Charles Spaak, based on novel by Jean Martet. The film stars Jean Gabin, Michèle Morgan, Pierre Renoir and Gina Manès.

Coral Reefs
A poster for the film
Directed byMaurice Gleize
Written byCharles Spaak
Jean Martet (novel)
StarringJean Gabin
Michèle Morgan
Music byHenri Tomasi
CinematographyJules Kruger
Edited byVictor De Fast
Distributed byL'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne (ACE)
Release date
1 March 1939
Running time
95 min

It tells the story of a charged innocent Mexican sailor who escapes to a lagoon in the Pacific Ocean. He meets with a lonely girl in the woods, having an affair. However his current gunrunning operation is noticed by an earnest detective.


In the atmosphere fascinating of the southern continent, all their strengths fight in the seas of the south full of poetry and mystery, Trott and Lilian, wreckages tracked by the police, to win the coral reef, synonymous for them of quietude and new life.


Long presumed to be lost, the film was sought after by Serge Bromberg who found a copy at the Yugoslav Film Archive in Belgrade in 2013. The film was then restored in coordination with the Archives françaises du film and re-released.[1]

Main cast


  1. Carrière, Christophe; Broussard, Philippe (2009). "Les Aventuriers du Film Perdu" (in French). L'Express. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
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